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Oddzial Osmy’s latest releases in its 1:600 (3mm) modern, WWII and Napoleonic ranges are now available in the Fighting 15s shop. The releases are:
US-688 F9F Panther US Navy jet fighter
WWH-698 Sdkfz 250/1 Neu
WWH-699 Sdkfz 250/7 + 250/9 Neu
WWH-6100 Sdkfz 250/8 + 250/10 Neu
NAP-619 Napoleonic infantry command in helmet
NAP-620 Napoleonic skirmishers in helmet
TR-616 Palm Trees II
TR-617 Palm Trees III
TR-618 Wooden huts
Packs are £3.00 each including VAT.
One of the most eagerly awaited releases from Eureka Miniatures of Australia is its 15mm modern Russians and Chechens, advance samples of which hit the show scene last year. The result? Lots of requests for the figures which, despite having stocks for some months, Fighting 15s has been unable to sell until the official release: the figures have only been available to members of the 300 Club that supported the project.
The figures are now available to the general public, and have been added to the Fighting 15s shop.
The release has coincided with some movement in the exchange rate, as the Oz dollar is losing ground to the pound, and figures work out at 60p each including VAT (£2.65 inc VAT for the support weapons sets).
Fighting 15s has re-released Oddzial Osmy’s 15mm Cossacks for 1812, with new moulds made from the original masters. The figures are part of a small Napoleonic range originally made by the Polish figures manufacturer, and now owned by Fighting 15s.
The figures are cast open-handed and lances are not provided. Figures are available in packs of four troopers for £3.40 (code NR-01), with command figures (cossack with sword) available in a pack of two for £1.70 (code NR-02). A unit pack of 12 figures is available for £10.00. All prices include VAT.
While away for Phalanx and Valhalla, Ian of Fighting 15s was hit by a vomiting bug (I know, TMI), and unfortunately had to cancel his appearance at Valhalla. Although he is now home, Ian will be a day or two getting back to normal and this will inevitably affect his ability to fulfil orders and respond to emails in a timely manner. He expects to be up and running at full speed again after his dependence on a well-known glucose drink ends.
Ian would particularly like to thank Andy of Ainsty for passing on news to the organizers of Valhalla, and to Mike of Black Hat who acted as nurse for a day.
Update, 24 June: Ian is now back to full strength and has caught up with orders. Thanks to all customers who expressed their wishes for a speedy recovery
Fighting 15s now has in stock the 1920s jazz band (100CIV34) and the accompanying jazz dancers (100CIV35) from Eureka Miniatures of Australia. These 28mm sets are items that make me really proud to represent Eureka Miniatures here in the UK, because Eureka is one of the few companies to take calculated risks to produce fine and sometimes eccentric miniature figures – and all without the crutch of Kickstarter.
The figures will make fine additions to gamers’ collections for Call of Cthulhu, as well as a raft of 1920s pulp games. There’s a bunch of refined 1920s women to go with them in code 100CIV11.
The jazz band set is £22.25 including VAT, and the jazz dancers set is £11.25 including VAT.
Laughing Monk’s Daughters of Set sets are now available at Fighting 15s. There are two versions of these fantasy female Egyptians: the wrapped set LM0088, which any wargamer can safely take home to show their mummy, and the “unwrapped” set LM0089, which frankly features large boobies. The sets are £45.00 each including VAT, slightly less than originally expected because of a shift in the exchange rate over the past week.
The figures are 32mm, about normal for fantasy and SF figures nowadays. Curiously, the unwrapped, nude set of Set is slightly heavier in the shopping cart.